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Old 07-18-2016, 03:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Another P88 Compact

Below is a photo of the P88c that I just got, along with my other compact (wearing Nills). No box or papers, just a like-new gun and two 14-round magazines. I shot it yesterday, flawlessly, and I was



Note that this one has a lower serial number, and the front of the slide flat near the muzzle is vertical and not swept back like the other compact.

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Old 07-18-2016, 04:25 PM   #2
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I know that lots and lots of folks on this forum drool about the plastic pistols that Umarex/Walther has produced in the past decade or so and swear by them over and over again. That's all well and good, of course, but the P88C would still be at the top of my list for sheer beauty.
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Geo: the only way I could be happier, would be if it was sitting here and not there. As we have found out, our tastes are similar in handguns and glad another fine specimen came your way.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:02 PM   #5
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I've been thinking about picking up a P88 this year. How does it compare with the P226, 92FS, or CZ75B ?
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Haven't fired the CZed, but hey ... it's a Walther.

FOr whatever it's worth, I like the compact model much better than the full-sized P88, which never felt quite finished to me. The 88C is a terrific pistol and exudes quality in the same way that the P5 does. To me, anyway.
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Redcat94,

Like the other fine guns that you listed, the P88 is considered to be a 'full size' pistol. All four are nice pistols, but, personally, I would rate the desirability of the P88 fourth on that list. Based on current online sales prices, it seems to me that the P88 hasn't appreciated much or any, and certainly not the way that some other vintage Walther pistols have (e.g., didn't I just see a nice Manurhin PP in 7.65 go for $2K ). I have looked on and off at getting a P88, but I keep deciding that the compact version is a better looking gun, and the design seems to be a lot more reliable than some of the P88 reports that I have heard. Obviously, YMMV, and I do keep looking at the P88, so there must be some interest on my part
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Smile P88 Compact

Hi everyone, Am new to the forum and have a PPS and P99AS and just took the plunge with a P88 Compact. Sorry, no picture yet but am heading to the range now and am looking forward to sharing my comments afterwards for others that are lurking like I did. This forum was instrumental in selecting the P88 Compact so I thank everyone who shares on here. It was expensive but the quality is there and the fact it no longer is made, sealed the deal. It would be neat if Walther decided to perhaps made more as it seems all metal is still in demand and an all metal Walther commemorating the P88 Compact may be a strong seller since now I would expect they could make it for less and still turn a good profit. Will stop rambling but thanks again to everyone who contributed as I would not have taken the plunge.
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